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in the hopes they won't become violent. twelve years ago, their 19-year old-daughter laura wilcox, a college sophomore, was murdered by while she was working over christmas break at a mental health clinic in nevada county, california. >> at about 11:30 a client at the clinic came in and shot laura four times at point black range through the glass. >> what we know now after the fact is he had late onset paranoid schizophrenia. >> reporter: laura's murderer, scott thorp, killed two others, and then went home and took a nap. he was eventually sentenced to a locked mental hospital for life. >> we felt that laura's death was a result of a failed mental health system. we wanted to help prevent people from being so mentally ill that they would commit a violent act. >> reporter: helen thomson, a former psychiatric nurse, was a california legislator at the time, working on a law to get treatment and social services like housing for reluctant and sometimes dangerous mentally ill individuals. people who were not covered by existing laws. >> they were resistant. they didn't want to go to the clinic, or
of ocean beach as well and i am glad laura is here and if you want amber you can as well. i wanted to say that the beach chalet and the park chalet and the new one you opened is incredible places and the beach chalet is at the western end of golden gate park. there are tremendous features of amazing history of san francisco with wpa created by lam bow in the 30's and the art work shows the favor of the time and incredible for fans to see that the wpa created these art projects and this is a dream they created when they were 24 and 25 years old at sf state. i am reading from the seven by seven magazine. and how was the idea for the beach chalet done? and in their early 20's at the time and this is lara speaking "i recently graduated from the beach chalet and came up for lease and we lived in the sunset and he had his eye on the spot for his dream restaurant. we were home brewing and decided brewing would be the perfect operation. he wrote the business plan for his final assignment at school and since i was a new mom i did leg work and literally before the web and my research was doesn'
by this tragedy, and it's not just those directly affected in the shooting. laura an happy to is live from sandy hook with reaction from folks in town. laura? reporter: this is a very tight-knit small community, a village. today it was filled with people and cars from all over the area. but we heard very little noise. very little conversation. it was cold. it drizzled all day. the sky was gray. but it very much fit the mood. >> the feelings are in the faces of the thousands of people who have descended on tiny sandy hook, connecticut. and ideal village, the town is in shock, nowmed the reality that a disturbed young man took so much. 27 people from one small place. >> i walk up and down and it's just -- your spine just -- get that shiver. >> sadness. and disbelief. reporter: at the entrance to the school, around a sign that says visitors welcome, there stands 27 christmas trees for each victim, dem crated for the -- decorate for the holiday. including stuffed animals for those lost here. >> she left them behind. >> why did you want to do that? >> because i hoped -- >> there were many children am
. murase? >> yes. >> miss norton. >> mr. yee. >> seven ayes. >> i would like to bring up laura, who is going to be traveling to bangladesh and is the project coordinator on this and also amy, who is here based here in san francisco. and i would also like to ask the students to come up and join them. they have four days before they leave for bangladesh. they leave saturday morning to washington, d.c. to meet their other colleagues, 30 other students out of the 120 that applied. and they will go from d.c. to -- you guys are flying into -- to dubai and from dubai into dhaka. and they will spend four weeks in bangladesh, two weeks with a host family. a week in the man groves in the forest on a boat and a week doing service learning. congratulations. dana, or laura, if you would like to come up and say a little something. >> hi. i am the international program manager at world savvy. i was introduced to this organization because my roommate several years ago pulled me out of bed on a saturday at 7:00 a.m. and when i got there i was amazed at what i found. it was excitement on young p
child just 6 years old. laura is live from sandy hook where jack pnt 0was laid to rest. laura. >>reporter: hi dan yes. the fawn rall started today. they will continue through the weak. each will be heart breaking in their own right. in the mean time this public memorial in the center of town continues to grow and an effort by mostly strange investigators comfort the people here in at least a small way. three days into the tiny town nature mayor people come from all over to pay their respect grows by the hour. from new york. indiana. ohio. new jersey. throughout the northeast. they stand with those who live in sandy hook and newtown. joined together in a common sense of tremendous loss. >> i'm actually very grateful for the display of support for the families. because i don't think the families are strong enough really to come out here yet and walk around but they know everyone is coming for them. >>reporter: earlier those family began privately burying their loved ones. in this case simple service for 6-year-old jack pinto. a little boy remembered for his love of
funeral today was held for another young victim another child just 6 years old. laura is live from sandy hook where jack pnt 0was laid to rest. laura. >>reporter: hi dan yes. the fawn rall started today. they will continue through the weak. each will be heart breaking in their own right. in the mean time this public memorial in the center of town continues to grow and an effort by mostly strange investigators comfort the people here in at least a small way. three days into the tiny town nature mayor people come from all over to pay their respect grows by the hour. from new york. indiana. ohio. new jersey. throughout the northeast. they stand with those who live in sandy hook and newtown. joined together in a common sense of tremendous loss. >> i'm actually very grateful for the display of support for the families. because i don't think the families are strong enough really to come out here yet and walk around but they know everyone is coming for them. >>reporter: earlier those family began privately burying their loved ones. in this case simple service for 6-year-old jack p
. we begin with abc news reporter laura anthony live in the community still reeling from the shooting that took 27 lives. laura? >> reporter: that's right, ama. the community is still reeling and starting to heal a little bit. in the meantime we learned new information. we learned adam lanza, the shooter, and his mother who was a gunnen enthusiast. abc news has learned that she actually visited a gun range in this area on several occasions. and we learned on one occasion she brought her son adam with her. now, it is unclear at this point whether he fired any guns there. >> reporter: the grieving continued late into the night in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago. many came with their kids. >> how do you feel? >> i feel fine, but i'm not scared. i'm strong. >> all day people here have been trying to stay strong. >> most of them have been crying . >> marcy owns fun cuts i
news reporter laura anthony has the story. >> we've got the money. >> oakland glen taylor is celebrating she just qualified for $20,000 in down payment assistance from wells fargo bank. it's the last piece she needs to buy a home for her family. >> do dreams come true? >> dreams do come true. they do. they do. >> wells fargo is reaching out to hundreds of bay area families, trying to help them with $20,000 toward a down payment on the purchase of a home. sean coleman lined up at 6:00 a.m. and was one of the first to find out he qualified. >> exciting day for you? >> yes, it is. most exciting thing, better than a birthday. >> and not everyone who applies will qualify. applicants must have a consistent income and strong credit history. for those who qualify the entire $20,000 will be forgiven if the buyer stays in their home for at least five years or prorated 20% per year of residence. >> the goal is to make sure we don't have people jumping in is flipping properties, but literally stay there. >> they stopped to enjoy the home tour even though they found out they did not qu
that have been made? >> laura anthony is live at kitty elementary school. laura? >> hi, carolyn. this is like winning the lottery nearly $30 million in new revenues but money only can be used on certain things and the teachers union here had to sign off on certain requirements that their counter parts refused to do. these union city third and fourth graders will soon have electronic tablets in their hands as another tool in the classroom. that is after the new haven school district was awarded a $29 million grant from the federal government. >> we were just thrilled it's a validation of the work we've been doing over the last many years. >> this district one of three in california, 16 nationwide to win race to the top funding. it will help restore library and computer services throughout the district. and the money will go towards a number of programs designed to deepen student learning, improve achievement and prepare students for success in college and beyond. >> every student will get a mini tablet. teachers will get tablets and lap tops. cameras will get document cameras. an
reporter laura anthony live in the community still reeling from the shooting that took 27 lives. laura? >> reporter: that's right, ama. the community is still reeling and starting to bit. heal a little bit. in the meantime we learned new information.we learned adam lane shooter, and his mother who was a gunnen enthusiast. abc news has learned that she actually visited a gun range in this area on several occasions. and we learned on one occasion she brought her son adam with her. now, it is unclear at this point whether he fired any guns there. >> reporter: the grieving continued late into the night in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago. many came with their kids. >> how do you feel? >> i feel fine, but i'm not scared. i'm strong. >> all day people here have been trying to stay strong. >> most of them have been crying . >> marcy owns fun the village. one of her app
today. abc 7 news reporter vic lee and laura anthony are covering local schools for us tonight what. can you tell us about school security? >> well, dan, since you mentioned police, i can tell you they've been in the process of distributing police radios to schools. so that teachers can call them directly instead of using 911. i can also tell you that all of the school zrekts by we contacted today say they do have security measures in place and that they drill regularly, all of this is after columbine.s5[4x since the columbine massacre, schools have been holding drill was police, simulating shootings. all with a goal of preparing teachers, staff and students for the unthinkable. it's taught schools to toughen their security. san francisco school chief says every campus now hz a safety plan and a crisis man yule. >> it has scenarios from you know, intruders to gas leaks to electrical leaks to evacuations and schools practice the safety plans regularly. >> he and other school officials we spoke with won't share all of the security protocol with us buzz they don't want potential intruders t
moving your mother, laura, back to new york from l.a. >> uh. >> stress. stress can be a factor. >> it can be. it can be. >> did you watch this carefully? >> yeah, you know, i do a lot to try to ameliorate the stress. >> uh. >> yoga, meditation, walks in central park. >> uh-huh. >> we get away to beautiful places like san francisco as often as we can. >> uh-huh. >> and we have a house in italy when we -- that we go to. >> we'll get to that in a second. >> okay. >> first of all, michael, this is -- . >> yes. >> this is your first novel. i didn't finish it and i'm like -- there is a lot of stuff in here i'm thinking oh, oh, he wrote that about them. that is true, sounds like them d. you ed it yourself a bit -- edit it yourself as to what went? or do you have to live with it? >> i wrote the book, a mantr awhile writing the book was no one will ever read this. [ laughter ] that kind of frees you up. >> uh-huh. >> and it's, you know, a lot of the stuff in the book is fiction. it's fiction. >> uh-huh. >> it's not about mike and jill, it's about her being annie and there are a lot of similarities
:00 laura anthony will report live. >> mine hill road near scott's valley in santa cruz mountains could be closed sometime after part of the two-lane road washed away yesterday in the rain as you can see here. a portion of one lane is washed away. residents say it is going to be inconvenience, not easy. many in the area use roads to access northbound highway 17. >> much of the bay area continues to dry out and clean up after this trio of storms. >> this sky 7 video weigh we want to show you shows toppled trees around san francisco. >> crews cleaning up the mess in the mission district. sam says water was knee deep in the building he manages. he says storm drains can not handle run off. the problem has been around for years. >> this is over there. this is pipes that are so small. it doesn't support the water. the same problem. >> city crews worked into the night, learing away trees that toppled throughout san francisco. public works crews received roughly 40 calls, a power pole snapped in the sunset district. >> abc 7 news viewers flooded you reports with great photos of the rain. mirea
.com. in oakland, abc 7 news. >> laura, thank you very much. in the south bay looks like owner of a luxury car lot made off with 20 high end vehicles. we first brought you this story last night. owners converging on sunnyvale motor cars looking for answers tonight. the lot has been nearly empty and the owner condition be found. car owners signed over their titles or pink slips when left the cars at the lot. authorities say that was a big mistake. giving the lot ownership of the cars. >> i they can report it stolen. >> your car? >> yes. >> a lot of them have double loans and they lost over $20,000 and $30,000. >> a mechanic says many cars were towed off the lot last friday, apparently to be sold at auction. the owner is being -- authorities are looking for the owner. a process server says she left town last month. >> there is good news for golfers in san francisco tonight. a lawsuit aimed at closing sharp park golf course has been dismissed. a court judge found the city did not violate the endangered species act allowing golf in the park. the judge relied on an opinion from u.s. fish and wildlife s
are going to hear about some of the heros who helped save lives. laura anthony from connecticut lart today on abc 7 news. >> right now in the bay area it is a soggy start to sour sunday. we have a look at the weather. >> we are milder than yesterday. hi temperature yesterday was 49. right now we sit at 49. low level moisture keeping it mild. they are not widespread focused mainly on the north base. numbers to the 40s and near 50 this morning. by this afternoon once again the north bay the coastal hills saver the shower activity with temperatures in the mid 50s. another system is on the way. it could bring anywhere from half inch to an inch of rain in the wittest locations in the north bay. they pick up over the next 12-18 hours or so. they bring storms to the pacific and bring us a rainy couple of days in autumn. >> thank you lisa. >> grieving community came to a candlelight vigil. they share stories of loss so many families are copeing with. a doctor who helped victims is also deeply shaken by what he experienced. >> this is the darkest thing i have ever walked into by far. i have been th
reporter laura anthony will report live on our newscast at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. you can find latest developments on our web site abc 7 news.com as well as our facebook page and twitter feed. >> now, san francisco police are looking for anyone with information on the shooting death of a concord high school football player saturday night. montreal blakely shot around 10:00 in the bay view district, taken to the hospital by a friend wraez pronounced dead. blakely was a senior in concord high. the school has made grieve counselors vainl for students and staff. >> moving on to weather now. a really soggy start to the week. >> there is widely scattered showers around the bay area, nothing like steady rain we saw this morning. that wet weather caused a number of accidents and slowed commute to a crawl in spots. >> umbrellas out today in san francisco, here is sandhya patel, and i guess we're not putting umbrellas away just yet. >> smart idea looking at live doppler 7, you'll see what is left. there isn't a lot left. we're watching a few light showers south of san jose around morgan hill an
in wine country. several inches of rain there. laura anthony joins us life things have improved but this is one of the trouble spots. one of the first to flood in this area. heavy rains move into petaluma that is what happened this morning. and overnight, into the north bay. willow brook creek began to overrun banks. think of this as a water way because it was so low this week. here on industrial avenue water front caused the parking lot to flood. >> this disrupts our ability to brait the company. we can't load from the dock. our employees zront a place to park. >> this water came up quickly this morning. we're hoping it stays where it is now. >> that is a gentleman that live as long the petaluma river. this is a refrigeration business near the river. it hasn't flooded in years. when it did it was in conditions like this. with high tides projected to be at seven feet on sunday, the concern is that that river with grounds saturated that river and creeks like the one behind this property will overflow again. we'll hear more from folks getting ready for this weekend's new round of
the media and laura who kept us moving today and financial support. if you read about the justice department in the paper you know we can't pay for anything. when people come to my office quite literally i can't give them coffee. people think the government is high flying and i am here to tell you it's not true. there was support for this event and we couldn't be more grateful to the people that made this possible and the rosenberg foundation and they are here, the san francisco foundation and dr. sander herself and a round of applause, the california endowment and others provided tremendous financial support so thank you very much for that. [applause] . we really do appreciate it and the cohost and mary lee and tom torque son and who you met this morning and our next panel is planning for student safety opportunity and success and planning for action around the bay. our moderator is jill tucker an education reporter at the san francisco kron cell. i told jill it's hard to find bios online for reporters. they can stay out of google. she's award winning reporter and covered
and laura moved from san francisco. >> reasonable shopping around. good stuff. lots of kids in the neighborhood. lots of people walking their dogs. so, this fits nice. reporter: nice or not, laurel admits she does not venture out at night. winkler likes the name nob expe is selling this home for $849,000. >> didn't think of it as name change, sort of as a creation of a district or a -- getting anite. reporter: the area has been known as the golden gate district, or just north oakland, to residents for years. kelly is a partner in the cupsake shop in oakland. >> i don't really think it needs to change. the neighborhood can grow and the name can stay the same. >> residents who say they're willing to fight this name change and there's no telling how long this name will stick around. abc-7 news. >> ama: a triple homicide suspect in a shooting at an indian reservation has died of getting into a gunfight with officers. seven people were shoot at the indian reservation about 50 miles north of bakersfield. three people died and four others were wounded, including the suspect's two y
. >> scott and laura moved into this area of north oakland with some realtors referred to refer to as noby. >> there is regional shopping around and lots of people walking. >> she loves north oakland. she has lived at this memo for 30 years. >> this is a longstanding north oakland community that is being swallowed up by real estate agents. >> she does not like the idea that real estate agents are selling her neighborhood as boby. she says its plan to sanitize an area of oakland to boost home prices. >> it feels like we are in a pawn of real estate prices and people wanting to think of oakland. >> five shootings on oakland does nothing for oakland as a destination. real estate brokers say the name change reflects the revitalization of the city. new restaurants and old sturdy homes are attracting new families. he likes the name noby. he is selling this home in emeryville for $849,000. its block away from the oakland border. >> didn't think of it as a name change. its creation of a district or giving it an identity. >> the area has been known as golden gate district. a partner o at cupcake sh
. to his left, colonel laura yeager, 40th combat aviation brigade. to her left, commander steve everett, to his left lieutenant colonel dana, marine corps installation west. thank you. let me go ahead and start off by talking a little bit and just going back over some of the discussions yesterday that i think are going to play into this discussion. we had vice admiral beeman talk a little bit yesterday about capabilities and vice admiral zunkoff talked about partnerships, unity of effort, unity of command. mayor lee talked about dod efforts, expertise, community efforts and as we go into all those discussions today you will see best practices applied during the 10 years from those fires. i have the pleasure of working for administrator fuget in fema headquarters. fema's role is to coordinate response between state and local governments and his focus, his direction to us really comes down it 3 things. he asks us to always plan for the worst case, the maximum of the maximums and it's go to see the department of defense is incorporating this within the catastrophe policy that was spoken
as that is concerned. and so with that, i'll say thank you but i would like to introduce laura smith who's here as a captain from blue and gold to represent the rest of the captains from blue and gold and thank you very much. >> thank you. >>> linda? and then [name?]. >> hello commissioners, i'm a residental of san francisco since the 60's i went to school here, and i have been with as a deck hand since 19 suffix, i started out with red and white fleet and then now since the blue and gold fleet. i'm also a member of the inland boat man's you know and part of the whole scheme i am now apparently, i am now doing tib ron, angel island and sauce leet toe and so i see the commuters at tib ron which i'm fond of and the tourists at sauce leet toe and the tourists from angel island and we have finally recovered from the loss of the alcatraz ferry and when -- refused to hire any of our m m p i'm sorry because we have a great staff here and i would like to tell that you blue and gold is really a good company to work for. thank you. >> thank you. (applause) . >> winter and then ben weber..
and activate the gateway project as well: the second project is transfiguration by laura has had dad and she is taking image re and history into a different context and recognizing the history of the area and the site and recognizing it graphically and so there is and environmentle butcher town and the community and highlighted it in a composes as it mural and it would like like what [spelling?] it is on the left and at night the blue red and green to highlight the aspects televise and again an interesting interpretation of how we cannen hants grain silo and is thirdly we have electro land it's cameron mc dowell who proposed to use l e d lighting to apply right light to the silos that would not only interpret the way that the silos originally worked and functioned but also create an interactive game that people could use on their mobile devices like iphones or i-pods or blackberries to manipulate the colors and also provide an audio comment tare on the site and the history of the community as a part of it. and the last period is rego and mays within a city sign and speak to the power peace
stay with "abc 7 news" for continuing coverage. laura anthony will have live reports from connecticut beginning tomorrow. >>> we do have developing news out of san francisco tonight. police have shut down part of california street between hyde and marketed searching for an armed gunman. they believe the person may be hiding behind a building that they surrounded. we do have a crew at the scene and we'll have than update at 11:00. >>> still ahead, hillary clinton is being monitored by doctors. what led to her fainting and hitting her head. also the twinkie could be brought back. and could intoxicated squid be crashing in our shores? >> aim leigh glaser. we're in between storm systems right now. showers still increasing up >>> a bay area scientist says he may know why thousands of squid have been washing up on shores. a scientist says the mass beaching happening during red tides. the algae releases a strong toxin, in large enough. in small doses they intoxicate the fish and swim up on show. >> bloomberg reports that kroger and walmart are among the companies that want the twinkie maker
on a connecticut school tragedy throughout the day. laura anthony is in connecticut and we'll have live reports at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 and abc news will have special editions of world news at 5:30 and "nightline" at 11:35. >> right now, widely scattered showers but not like the steady rain we saw this morning that caused accidents and even a couple of rainbows. terry mcsweeney is live in san jose to tell us more. >> some people look at this stuff and they say it's nothing but nuisance rain and causes car crashes and doesn't produce enough runoff to help the low reservoirs in the santa clara valley but some people say, it's a beautiful day. >> this is video of i-280 in burlingame. a picture similar to the view from the front seat of cars throughout the bay area this morning. with the rain, come spinouts near the 380 interchange. manny maybe more drivers should follow her advice. >> slow down. people don't know how to slowdown in california when it starts to rain. >> the rain brings beauty like the rainbow in the south bay. jewel can tell you about rainbows. >> they are pretty and they are color
. congratulations. dana, or laura, if you would like to come up and say a little something. >> hi. i am the international program manager at world savvy. i was introduced to this organization because my roommate several years ago pulled me out of bed on a saturday at 7:00 a.m. and when i got there i was amazed at what i found. it was excitement on young people's face as they talked about food security and nutrition internationally. they were high schoolers and it was the world affairs challenge, which is now called the world savvy challenge. the program that we are represent right now is our international programs, our newest program as stated is a fully funded program for youth and educators. at it's highly competitive. so the students going on this program are truly amazing and we're lucky to be traveling with three students from san francisco unified and one educator from there. and just to highlight a few of these things that students will be doing, really stepping out of their comfort level to live as commissioner mendoza said with their host families in bangladesh and will me
into the mine. again man. laura anthony will have a report tonight at 5. you can sign up for our breaking news alerts at abc7news.com. >>> traffic is moving slowly once again on i-5 this morning after a massive chain reaction crash near the oregon border north of yreka near the town of hornbrook. the freeway was shutdown all night, up to 60 cars and trucks were involved, 16 were hurt, eight taken to the hospital, chp says the mess was caused by black ice and people driving too fast. >> this morning we didn't have black ice although i was cold enough. >>> we had thick frost this morning. good morning. here's the set-up as you look at live doppler, radar and satellite superimposed, you don't see radar returns, don't see satellite returns until you get well north those were the things that would have kept us a little warmer. without them high pressure, dry air and these are the coldest temperatures i could find by region in petaluma 21°, fremont east bay shore 24 san ramon east bay valleys 27 napa 28, santa clara south bay, palo alto 29 forest hill area of san francisco without frost, 35. >>> th
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